2019 RRPO Live Updates

Event 1 Flight A: First Break

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 4: 200/300 with a 300 ante
Flight A Entries: 281

Jeff Kessler

The clock is ticking down to the first break of the day and the field is close to hitting 300 entries at the midpoint of the registration period. We should surpass last year’s opening flight number and then add some more.

Jeff Kessler was another entrant here at the start. We don’t get to see the fun-loving grinder as often these days as the snowbird only makes his way south for this series. Kessler has some RRPO success; he won the RRPO Seniors title in 2013 for a nice payday.

Event 1 Flight A: Two Hundred and Climbing

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 3: 100/200 with a 200 ante
Flight A Entries: 220

Jeffrey Trudeau Jr

The Flight A entry count is quickly climbing, more than doubling over the first level and it is now over 200 with a lot of time to build it up. More than three hours remain to get in the game but Flight B goes at 5 pm if you miss out.

Jeffrey Trudeau Jr took an early seat and sports one of the better lists of accomplishments in the room. The young grinder already has more than $1,7 million in career earnings, 194 recorded cashes, and 20 tournament wins.

Seven of those wins resulted in a WSOP Circuit ring including the WSOPC Coco High Roller title at our sister room in Coconut Creek.

Event 2: Trophy Hunting

$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Level 1: 500/100 Limits

Event 1 kicked off the 2019 RRPO series but Event 2 will award the first trophy. The $400 Limit Omaha 8 tournament has a one-day format and we will crown our first champ later this evening.

Each entrant will sit down to a 12,000 starting stack and all levels last 30 minutes. Late registration is available until the start of Level 9 at 4:30 pm and players may re-enter as often as they wish during that time. There is a dinner break scheduled at 6 pm and they will play down to a winner when they return.

This the first of many non-hold’em games and should have a talented group of players.

  • Players begin with 12,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 2 Structure Sheet

Event 1 Flight A: Nic Manion Up Early

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 2: 100/100 with a 100 ante
Flight A Entries: 164

Nic Manion

Nic Manion is having a good start to his series. Midway through the first level, a new player to the table put his brand new stack in the middle after catching kings on his first hand. Manion was sitting behind him with aces and left his opponent with only 200 behind when the rockets held.

The micro-stack went in on the next hand, Manion and another opponent in the big blind came along to see a 7h6c2c flop. The big blind ended up getting his 20,300 stack all-in and Manion called.

Manion: QsQd
Big Blind: JcTc
Short Stack: Ad4d

Manion faded clubs on the Ts turn and Kh river to send both players out while early stacking to 63,400. He found two big pairs in consecutive hands and got action on both.

Event 1 Flight A: Cards in the Air!

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 1: 100/100
Flight A Entries: 82

The new Seminole Ballroom was ready to go

The clock hit 11 am and tournament staff put cards in the air to start the 2019 RRPO series. The start of a 26-tournament run that will culminate with our WPT RRPO Champion in two weeks.

Players will notice a little change from the last few series. The tournaments will play out in the same area but the Event Center was replaced by the upgraded Seminole Ballroom. A huge space with 90 tables spread from front to back.